Advancing Contemporary Endontics - Part 2

Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th February 2022

£950.00 per delegate

This course meets the General Dental Council's educational criteria for verifiable ECPD and 13 hours of verifiable ECPD points will be awarded.

Course Tutor:
James Darcey


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Mandec Tutors James Darcey

Course Tutor: Mr Mark J Hunter


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Advancing instrumentation and obturation and management of complications

This unique course is designed to offer pragmatic approach to root canal treatment for the busy practitioner who seeks to provide high quality endodontic treatment with long term predictable clinical success. The course content is built upon most current biological knowledge and clinical concepts.  The attendee will be exposed to multiple files systems including both reciprocation and rotary concepts as well as bioceramic, “sealer rich” obturation.   Class sizes are limited to 12 with hands-on personalised support from Mark, James and Sanj to maximise the quality of the education.  All delegates will have their own microscope for the duration of the course and access to all the equipment of the specialist environment including Piezo ultrasonics, motors and warm vertical obturation systems.

The course is structured over 6 days but we aim to tailor the teaching to the individual learning goals of the attendees with bespoke teaching on demand if delegates wish.

Participants are asked to bring 5-10 extracted/2days teeth unaccessed for endodontic treatment.

Day 1
Aims:  To have the knowledge and the skill to take on more complex endodontic cases.


To revisit the principles of diagnosis and complexity assessment
To understand the importance of multi-file systems and the need for flexibility in instrumentation protocols.
To consider differing techniques for obturation.
To find solutions to overcome the principle challenges to successful endodontics

GDC Outcomes: A, B, C and D


  • Assessing endodontic complexity
  • Access to the ‘old’ tooth
  • Negotiation and glide path revisited
  • Fundamentals of rotary and reciprocating NiTi
  • Picking the best system and hybridising protocols
  • Advanced irrigation techniques to maximise decontamination potential

Practical elements

  • Experience the use of microscopes to visualise the root canal system
  • Access, canal identification, negotiation, patency, glide path – including the use of ultrasonics and long-shanked burs to overcome impediments
  • Shaping canals with a number of NiTi rotary systems including: Coltene Hyflex EDM, Dentsply ProTaper Gold and ProTaper Next, Reciproc/Wave Gold (as multiple systems)

Learning outcomes

At the end of day 1, attendees should be able to:

  • Work confidently using the operating microscope
  • Describe systematic methods of case assessment
  • Describe the challenges of the ‘calcified’ canal system and apply strategies for effective entry to challenging canals
  • Flare canals safely with a variety of NiTi rotary instrumentation systems
  • Describe and apply strategies to minimise the risks of rotary file fracture
  • Learn new techniques to improve irrigation

Day 2

  • Continued exposure to rotary instrumentation
  • Obturation principles: warm vertical techniques and sealer rich fills.
  • Biosilicate materials: when and how to use them.
  • Assessing endodontic outcomes
  • Restoration of the root filled tooth: current thinking and strategies

Practical elements

  • Thermoplastic root canal fillings vs single cone obturation.
  • Use of bulk-fill restorative materials.

Learning outcomes

At the end of day 4 attendees should be able to:

  • Continued exposure to different canal shaping systems.
  • Achieve predictable root fillings by a variety of conventional, thermoplastic and novel techniques.
  • Feel more confident in restorative choices and core restoration.
  • Understand when indirect restoration may be more sensible.
To book a place on the course please fill out the form below

We will then contact you to arrange payment of the non-refundable deposit.

    MANDEC Course Terms and Conditions
    • All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable in all instances.
    • The full balance must be paid no later than 28 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after this point will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee (ie the full price of the course).
    • Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Places will be allocated on receipt of the completed registration form and payment of the deposit.

    Once the booking form and deposit have been received full confirmation will be sent out.
    T: 0161-275-6719 or 0161-275-6645.